||Blanche (Artois) d'Artois was a member of aristocracy in Europe.|
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BLANCHE OF ARTOIS, married (1st) ENRIQUE (or HENRI) I el Gordo, King of Navarre, Count Palatine of Champagne and Brie [see Blois 7]; (2nd) EDMUND OF ENGLAND, Knt., Earl of Lancaster, Leicester, and Derby [see Lancaster7].
Queen consort of Navarre, Countess of Lancaster
Her father was Count of Artois from Sep 1216 - 9 Feb 1250 and her mother, Matilda of Brabant, was daughter of Henry II, Duke of Brabant.
In 1269 she married first Henry I of Navarre, born 14 Jun 1237 in Compiegne, France. He died before 29 Oct 1275 in Paris. He was also Henry III of Champagne.
Blanche d'Artois was the queen consort of Navarre during her marriage to Henry I of Navarre.
This marriage was politically advantageous for Navarre, Blanche having been the niece of Louis IX of France. 
Together they had two children:
After her husband Henry I of Navarre's death, she served as regent from 1274 to 1284 on behalf of her daughter, Joan I. Besides Navarre, she ruled the counties of Brie, Champagne, Troyes and Meaux. 
On 29 October 1276 Blanche married Edmund Crouchback in Westminster Abbey. In so doing she married into the English royal family, becoming the Countess of Lancaster. Edmund was also a widower. 
Another source gives the location of the wedding as Paris and the date as 3 February 1276. That same year Edmund became the Count of Champagne and Brie in France
Two other children are presently linked to these parents, but the relationship is not established:
This profile is a work-in-progress. Under the developing rules on historically-significant ancestors over 300-years-old we are doing expedited merges. The final WikiTree ID is Artois-3. Do not merge this profile into any other. Merge duplicates into this profile. The current manager and contact person is Lindsay Coleman but this is under the auspices of the European Aristocratic Ancestors User Group so the actual manager is subject to change. Please join the user group to participate in cleaning up and maintaining these profiles. We need one manager to take primary responsibility for each profile. Stough-48 21:40, 31 January 2012 (EST)
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